Political literacy of youth in BiH
The Academy for Women, with the support of the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany, has been implementing the project the Political literacy of youth in BiH, since May 2019, consisting of 8 modules of education, divided into 2 levels. The participants of the first four modules learned about the social and political system of BiH and, in accordance with the developed criteria, followed by the second level consisting of 4 modules where they study the EU system, Euro-Atlantic integration, the accession process, fulfilling of the necessary reforms on the way to the EU and what are the obligations of pre-accession countries etc.
After successfully completing the four modules, during 2019, related to the social and political system of BiH, the participants of the first generation now move to the second level and learn about the EU system. Below is the AGENDA for the First Module - EU system.
On Friday 25th of September, 2020 a panel was organized on the topic of what are we fighting for and against what- anti-fascism, ethno nationalism and activism - today. Meet our panelists and moderator below.
Summary: Module 7, Radicalism, anti-fascism, nationalism, Academy of Political Literacy of Youth in B&H
The Academy for Women has, from September 25th to 27th, 2020 and with the support of the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany implemented Module 7 that tackled the topics related to radicalism, anti-fascism and nationalism within the project Academy of Political Literacy of Youth in B&H. Young people who are active in B&H political parties, as well as those who are socially active in their communities, voters of various educational backgrounds and from all parts of our country, were part of a three-day training of Module 7.
Prvog dana, prije početka teorijsko-praktičnih predavanja, organizovan je tematski panel pod nazivom “Za šta, a protiv čega se borimo – antifašizam, etnonacionalizam i aktivizam – danas ” na kojem su učestvovale poznate osobe iz bh. javnog života: Kristina Ljevak, novinarka i moderatorica; Larisa Šuša, aktivistkinja; Ivana Marić, politička analitičarka; Sead Turčalo, profesor dekan Fakulteta političkih nauka, te Dragan Markovina, historičar i pisac. Polaznice programa Žene za žene imale su priliku čuti lične priče, historijske činjenice, sociološka iskustva, analize savremenih političkih strujanja kao i konkretne aktivnosti koje se mogu poduzimati – unutar svoje zajednice ali i šire društveno – pritiv negativnih pojava koje fašizam, etnonacionalizam i ekstremizmi svih vrsta proizvode danas u našoj zemlji ali i šire.
During Saturday and Sunday, numerous practical and theoretical aspects of various types of radicalism, fascism and anti-fascism, ethno nationalism and similar phenomena in society were discussed at the lectures, some of which were particularly interactive. Dalibor Tanić, with knowledge of Master in the field of neuro-linguistic programming, worked with students, through NLP techniques, on self-reflections on radical, nationalist and stereotypical behavior that we consciously or unconsciously are often prone to. Prof. Dr. Sead Turčalo, professor and dean of the Faculty of Political Science, University of Sarajevo, delivered lectures on violent, but also other types of radicalisms and ethno nationalism, analyzing them through contextualization. Dragan Markovina, historian, publicist and writer, talked to the participants about the historical heritage of anti-fascism, its relevance in the past and today and why it is universal and essential in our and every other society. Alen Kristić, a theologian and writer from the Center for Peace Education, gave practical examples on deconstructing hate speech and finding ways to strengthen the community's resilience to the extremist violence we witness every day.
We would like to remind you that the first generation of participants, who have now completed the 7th module at the second level, has been undergoing training through the Academy of Political Literacy of Youth since May 2019, which consists of 8 modules. Through the first four modules they learned about the social and political system of B&H, after which they moved on to second level consisting of 4 modules in which they studied the EU system, Euro-Atlantic integration, the accession process, fulfilling the necessary reforms on the road to the EU and many other current and important topics.